Campus Facilities Summit 2023

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA
October 22, 2023 - October 24, 2023

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College campuses have seen a transformation over the last 3 years and continue to navigate through periods of supply chain issues, increasing costs, labor shortages, and more. What has helped during this time? Collaboration and sharing of ideas with each other.

The Campus Facilities Summit convenes the heads of facilities, capital planning, construction and engineering from the top colleges and universities across the country. It is created as an intimate, invitation-only executive conference providing a relaxed environment to connect with these leaders that oversee all aspects of design and construction.

The Campus Facilities Summit has transformed the way executives participate in conferences by creating memorable, collaborative and effective experiences. Through smaller, targeted sessions, we focus on continuous improvement for Chief Facilities Officers, AVP of Facilities, Directors of Construction and other top executives in facilities, design and construction.

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The Summit Experience

Current as of October 18, 2023

1:00 pm

Registration Opens

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Explore Philadelphia


Located just steps from Reading Terminal Market, Independence Hall and Fashion District Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown near the Fashion District of Philadelphia places the best of Center City at your doorstep.

5:30 pm

Welcome Cocktail Reception

6:30 pm

Opening Keynote

Presented by

Mike Richter, President, Brightcore Energy, and former Professional Ice Hockey Player, NHL® All-Star, Stanley Cup® Champion, & Olympic Medalist

7:30 pm

Dinner Reception

7:15 am

Itinerary Pick-Up & Breakfast

8:00 am

Leadership Strategies for Recruitment, Staff Efficiency, & Talent Management

Tom Morrison, Vice President for Capital Planning & Facilities, Indiana University

8:50 am

One-on-One Meetings & Refreshments

10:25 am

How Sustainability Goals Are Set and Being Achieved

Presented by

Anne Papageorge, Senior Vice President, Facilities & Real Estate Services, University of Pennsylvania

11:00 am

One-on-One Meetings

12:30 pm


1:35 pm

Plan for Aging Buildings

Presented by

Steve Warshaw, CEO, Intellis

2:20 pm

{Cancelled} Maximizing Variety with Limited Space

Presented by

Jason Johnson, Founder/ President, H.U.B.B. Kitchens

2:55 pm

One-on-One Meetings & Refreshments

4:00 pm

Campus Master Planning as a Catalyst for Broader Community Impact

Presented by

Suzanne Klein, AIA, LEED-AP, WELL-AP, Vice President of Higher Education, AECOM

4:30 pm

Best Practices on How to Measure & Evaluate Contracted Facility Services

Presented by

Derrick Magee, Associate Vice Chancellor, Campus Enterprises, North Carolina
Central University

5:05 pm

One-on-One Meetings & Happy Hour

7:00 pm


7:30 am


8:00 am

Campus Recreation Centers with a Collegiate Athletic Twist

Presented by

Brian Pounds, Sports + Venues Studio Manager, Senior Project Architect, AECOM

Melvin Robinson, Director of Higher Ed Partnerships, AECOM

8:45 am

Owner’s and Master Specs and Design Guidelines

Presented by

Holly Jordan, FCSI, CCS, SCIP, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Principal, North American Director of Specifications, Perkins&Will

9:20 am

One-on-One Meetings & Refreshments

10:55 am

Brainstorm Session Roundtables

11:45 am


12:30 pm

Tour of the University of Pennsylvania

3:00 pm

Close of Program

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Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street, (Guest Entrance at 1200 Filbert St.)., Philadelphia, PA, USA, 19107

The Campus Facilities Summit is complimentary for higher ed facilities executives subject to Opal Group’s verification and approval. Registration is inclusive of two nights’ accommodations and most conference meals and networking activities. Practitioners and executives representing solution provider organizations must participate as a sponsor. Registration will open in the Spring of 2022. To be added to our invitation list, email

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Campus Facilities Summit is currently seeking solution partners to present case studies and host one-on-one meetings to share cutting edge solutions and services. Learn more about sponsored thought leadership opportunities by contacting
  • Prescheduled One-to-One Meetings:
    Each participating solution provider and attendees will have pre-summit access to our matching software that allows you to completely customize your meeting agenda. The password protected website provides the information needed to make your selections on who you want to meet with.

  • Exceptional Networking Opportunities
    We strive to maximize your face-to-face time by providing a multitude of avenues to engage the senior executives in attendance. The agenda incorporates cocktail receptions, networking lunches and a specially selected offsite dinner at a nearby venue. Leverage the meeting’s relaxed atmosphere and after hours networking activities to build strong personal relationships with current and future clients.

How much does it cost to attend?
Virtual Campus Facilities Summit is complimentary for spec writers and architects.

How do I register for the Summit?
Contact to participate in the Summit.

Where is it located?
This is an online conference, which means that it can be accessed anywhere in the world through a desktop, laptop, mobile device or tablet.
Audio and presentation viewing is accessed through an internet connection. Supported browsers include Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

How do I join the online Summit?
The online Summit login links will be emailed to you prior to the event.

How do I access my meetings?
Each meeting will have separate web enabled access that will be emailed to you in advance of the summit.
Access links will also be available in the virtual one-on-one meeting rooms.

How do I obtain credits for presentations?
Attendance is tracked for all live presentations. Opal Group will submit attendance records to AIA. On-Demand presentations are subjected to self-reporting. Certificates will also be available upon request.

Can I access the slides post-event?
All presentations will be available after the conference via the on-demand recording link.

    I found the summit to be a rewarding experience. The small group introduction seminars were a nice way to get introduced to products and technology we would otherwise not get exposure. Director of Design and Construction

    Elizabeth City State University

    I thought overall it was a great summit. Representatives from many institutions nationally made it worthwhile to sponsor. Strategic Sales Manager


    This conference was informative, well organized, and not too long. Facilities Space Planner

    Baylor University

    Very good experience at the Campus Facilities Summit. Attendees all friendly and very engaged. Enterprise Sales Executive

    BSD SpecLink

    This was my first Opal Conference and it was great. To be able to have one-on-one meetings with the vendors was really helpful. Had time to address my needs and what they could do for me. Director of Facilities and Campus Projects

    McMurry University

    Smaller more intimate setting to allow for more access to the clients. National Accounts Executive